Iggy Pop To Host Exclusive ‘Free’ Album Listening Event In New York

The event will be filmed at the YouTube Space in New York and streams exclusively on the Iggy Pop YouTube channel starting at 3pm EST tomorrow.

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Photo: Shervin Lainez courtesy of Loma Vista Recordings

Iggy Pop will be hosting an exclusive intimate exploration of his recent album Free tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 March. The event will be filmed at the YouTube Space in New York and streams exclusively on the Iggy Pop YouTube channel starting at 3pm EST.

You can join the star in conversation with fans fortunate enough to have attended and been taken on a journey deeper into the latest Iggy opus, hailed as “Part of the ongoing Iggy Pop master class in doing things your own way” by GQ.

Free was originally released on 13 September 2019 by Loma Vista Recordings. Featuring collaborators Leron Thomas (trumpet/keys/song writing/producer) and Noveller (guitar/vocals/producer), the album holds a singular place in Iggy’s canon—and has generated suitably unique praise: The New York Times called the title track “atmospheric and elusive” and praised the song ‘Sonali’ as “a rushing, fluttering, quasi-waltz that hurries toward an undisclosed destination, whimsical but driven.”

Iggy Pop - Free (Listening Experience from the YouTube Space New York)

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Rolling Stone regaled the singer’s performance on the new record, “Pop flexes his baritone, expressing himself more clearly than perhaps ever before.” And The Washington Post noted “Iggy haunts these new songs like a dignified spirit — which might make Free an exposition on death, or transcendence, or both.”

The indefatigable Iggy Pop has been going non-stop since touching down two weeks ago in his one-time stomping ground of New York City. He’s performed ‘We Are The People’ with Laurie Anderson at Carnegie Hall and debuted a striking new video for his studio interpretation of that same 1970 Lou Reed poem. He’s returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to duet with Jane Birkin on Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Elisa’ and appeared at the Gainsbourg Tribute at the Beacon Theater.

Meanwhile, at the one-day pop-up at New York’s Perrotin on Saturday (7 March), Pop and Maurizio Cattelan signed copies of the special “test pressing” vinyl of Free, now available in 340 numbered units worldwide, including a bonus 7” featuring two unreleased tracks exclusive to this special artistic collaboration: Iggy’s a cappella rendition of ‘Brahms Lullaby’ and ‘Epistle to Tromba,’ a heartfelt ode to a late canine companion.

Listen to the Best of Iggy Pop on Apple Music and Spotify.

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